1963 Croft

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Alex Bridgeman
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1963 Croft

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Tasted at the Night Before Bastille Day tasting on July 13, 2017.

Bottled by Charles Kinloch. Deep burnt orange in colour, 50% opaque. Sweet oranges on the nose, full of candied orange zest like you find for sale in the markets of Dubrovnik. Sweet and thick entry, lots of slightly smoky bitter-sweet orange and a slight creaminess. A delicious burnt orange aftertaste and an enormous and long finish. A beautiful wine. Served blind, this was guessed to be Croft 1970. 93/100. 13-Jul-17. 13 hours double decanted.
Top Ports in 2022: Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port. I cried with joy.

2023: Fonseca 1966. There are not many better Ports, except a good bottle of Fonseca 1927. Wow!
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On Thursday 13th July and handful of us got together to share some port.
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Cr63, brought by IDJ. Red, 40% opaque. Dry start, with a hint red cherry. Slightly over-mature.
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